George Luxton Obit 6 Jan 1945
George Luxton Dies In Ottawa at 30 From Friday's Late Edition. - -I . ' George Luxton, economist and statistician with the Department of Labor in Ottawa,- died Friday in the Civic Hospital following a short illness.' He was 30 years of age. , . ; . Mr. Luxton was recently, appointed to head the newly organized planning and development staff of the Bureau of Statistics in conjunction with the Labor Department. He was born in Victoria, B.C., son of Mrs. Arthur Luxton and the late Mr. Luxton. He attended the University of British Columbia and McG ill University, specializing in economics. He also studied at Harvard University, - Coming east he became em- ' ployed with several business firms In Montreal and came to Ottawa in 1940 Where, he worked with the research department of? the Bank of Canada. He later became assistant chief of the Research and Statistics Branch of the Department of Labor. He' took a prominent part in the development and organization of Canadian statistics for 'war pufposes, particularly manpower and national income. He. was also associated with credit firms. Mr. Luxton attended St. Matthias' Anglican Church. Survivors include his widow, the former Mildred Ball whom he married in Montreal in 1939; two daughters, Ruth and Jean, residing at their home at 73 Kenora street; also his. mother; four sisters, Mrs. O. B. Rigby, of Ottawa; "Miss Wilma Luxton, and Mrs. A. W. Carter, of Vancouver, and Mrs. J. B. Kidston, of Vernon. B.C. ';- . The funeral will be held from Hulse and Playfair. Ltd., 315 Mc-Leod street, this .afternoon at 2J20 o'clock. The service will be conducted in the chapel.